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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put the pet into quarantine, return the pet to the country of origin, or destroy the pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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Regulations for taking a pet dog or cat to Barbados

As of January 1, 2015, pets can enter Barbados from all countries without quarantine as long as import regulations are met.

Requirements to transport your pet to Barbados:

For more detailed instructions and forms to create a pet passport to take your pet to Barbados, click on the button below.

Countries that Barbados considers to be rabies-controlled: Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Ascension Island, Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, BES Islands (Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba), British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Curacao, Dominica, European Union Member Countries, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Greenland, Guam, Guadeloupe, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Russian Federation, St. Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, St. Pierre & Miquelon, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, and Wallis & Futuna.

You must make prior arrangements for the Country Veterinarian to meet your pet on arrival for inspection; there is a fee for the inspection. If traveling from another country through any of the countries listed above, your pet must conform to the requirements of the transiting country. Your pet can then travel directly from the the listed country to Barbados. Pets must arrive as manifest cargo.

Dog Passport Barbados

Failure to comply with these regulations will mean that your pet will be refused entry or returned to the country of origin or placed in quarantine, all at the expense of the person responsible for your pet.

Inspection: All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the port of entry to Barbados. If your dog or cat is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Banned Breeds:

Barbados does not publish any banned dog or cat breeds.

Other Animals: Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Barbados. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Search their database. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations. Read more about CITES.

Veterinary Certificate: All countries have unique veterinary certificates. This form may differ from the veterinary certificate issued by veterinarians in the United States. (APHIS 7001) It is an essential part of the cat or dog passport.

The information published here is a guideline for pet owners importing their pet to Barbados. Further detail on import permits (if applicable), costs, tests and procedures are available at minimal cost at if you need them. We also stock all the equipment and accessories you will need for traveling with your pet. Same day shipping until 4:00 PM EST.

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do birds have to be quarantined in barbados.
Posted on 2013-06-03 23:30:02.0

Barbados is hard to bring any pet into. Depends on where you are traveling from. Caged birds are permitted from countries listed above. Import Petmit is required.
Posted on 2013-07-17 03:01:28.0
So can a dog be brought directly to Barbados from the US now without having to be quarantined in the UK?
Posted on 2013-07-18 02:13:21.0
If travelling from Canada, with all proper documentation/procedures followed, but have to enter first through other listed countries, how long do the animals need to be in the other countries? Plus, how many of those countries have direct airline passage to Barbados?
Posted on 2013-08-30 00:50:37.0
:( not good news: Pets The following guidelines must be followed when importing any animal into Barbados: An import permit must be obtained from the Chief Veterinary Officer before the importation of all animals, reptiles and birds. A Veterinary Officer must examine the animal before it is allowed to leave the customs area. Dogs and cats must be free of any communicable disease. These animals may be imported by permit directly from the UK, Ireland, Jamaica, St.Kitts - Nevis, Antigua, St.Lucia and St.Vincent. Cats and dogs originating from all other countries must undergo 6 months quarantine in Britain after which time an import permit can be secured. For further inquiries, contact Veterinary Services at Tel: (246) 427-5073 or Fax: (246) 420-8444
Posted on 2013-08-30 00:53:58.0
Thanks Jennifer Allen, The information doesn't state clearly the animals still need to be quarantined for 6 months in another country, but has to be a resident of Canada for 6 months. I was confused by that. So nothing has actually changed to the laws in respect to Canada. Had to leave my cat behind when I moved there in 2005, was hoping it had changed.
Posted on 2013-08-30 01:02:43.0
can i take my DOBERMAN PINSCHER to Barbados for six months, flying from Manchester
Posted on 2013-10-25 19:12:23.0
Yes, Barbados will accept pets entering from the UK. You will need to meet their requirements.
Posted on 2013-10-26 04:00:17.0
I will be traveling to Barbados on a Carnival Cruise. My animal is my medical service dog. Please advise.
Posted on 2014-01-17 20:04:12.0
DeAnna- service animals are subject to the same requirements as regular dogs. Unfortunately, Barbados is a rabies free country and only pets from certain countries can enter. You can find details here:
Posted on 2014-01-18 01:57:58.0
I am still confused. If traveling directly from Canada and want to bring my dog, and it meets all the above criteria - does it still have to go through a quarantined in Barbados? We are only going to be on the island for 2 - 3 months.
Posted on 2014-02-07 14:49:27.0
From Canada, the only reasonable way to enter Barbados from Canada is from England. Your pet must comply with the requirements to enter England. Once there, your pet can travel to Barbados directly after you arrange for an Import Permit and other requirements when in England. Unfortunately, it is difficult but, as many islands, Barbados is set on controlling rabies.
Posted on 2014-02-07 23:41:40.0
Can I travel with my two dogs from Tobago via local airline connect with Thomas Cook flight to UK. Both my dogs have compliance with the requirements of Pet Passport and would have completed all the necessary pre-flights requirements. Basically my dogs would be in transit and for us to change flights.
Posted on 2014-02-18 17:37:42.0
Hello Susan - because airlines do not interline pets, you will have to claim your pets from your local airline (likely at baggage claim if they will be traveling as checked baggage) and check them into Thomas Cook cargo facility, especially because they will be traveling as manifest cargo to the UK. Unless these airlines have an approved method of transiting pets, your dogs may not be able to transit Barbados. You should contact your airline to confirm.
Posted on 2014-02-19 02:36:00.0
I am thinking of coming to Barbados for 3 months, from mid Nov to Feb. I have 2 small dogs who we have taken to Maui who is rabies free as well. If we have 2 rabies shots each and a vet certificate from here what else do we need?
Posted on 2014-04-04 19:37:55.0
Sorry but if we get the blood titer test(which is done at Kansas University & takes 3 months, I believe) & we have the vet certicate done, the rabies certificates & the microchip. Can we enter Barbados directly from Canada and have a vet meet us at customs to inspect our dogs which are small enough to fly in cabin with us? Want to make sure I have everything done right.
Posted on 2014-04-04 20:30:58.0
Hi i would like to send one of my dogs puppy to my family member in barbados how will i go about that ? ,and how much am i looking at
Posted on 2014-04-05 23:08:21.0
Hi Star - to send the puppy from the UK to Barbados, it would need to be microchipped, have an Import Permit and a veterinary certificate. A vet would also complete a certificate (3890EHC) issued by a Local Veterinary Inspector of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) stating that he has examined the cat/dog and found it to be in good health and free from symptoms of infectious and contagious disease.The ticks and tapeworm test would be done as well. You can find details and links for instructions and forms here: You will need to contact Virgin Atlantic or British Airways for the cost. They fly direct from London Heathrow to Bridgetown. The flight must be direct.
Posted on 2014-04-07 04:08:43.0
Hi Denise - pets can only enter Barbados from a select few countries. (Antigua, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent.) The normal way that pet owners heading for Barbados accomplish this is to fly to London and enter the country under the PETS Scheme. Your pet will need to see a vet in London who will do the health certificate and tests, and your pet can board a plane to Barbados in a day or so. Your pets will need a microchip, then a rabies vaccination at least 21 days prior to entering the UK. They will also need an Annex II form completed within 10 days of travel and a tapeworm test between one and five days of travel. You should get an agent in London to clear your pet in London and arrange for import to Barbados. It is not easy (or inexpensive) as you can see, but it can be done.
Posted on 2014-04-07 04:19:01.0
Denise - your pets cannot enter Barbados directly from Canada. They must enter from the UK. No blood titer test is required to enter either the UK or Barbados. See the previous post for details on entering Barbados with a pet through the UK.
Posted on 2014-04-07 04:22:02.0
Of my dog is in good health and has all the relavent papers does it have to go into quarentine fir any lenth of time when arriving in barbados
Posted on 2014-06-09 07:53:58.0

for give me am new too this .I have my pups in the Dominican republic ,I would like them come too Barbados next week ,what do I have to do or who do I call
Posted on 2014-06-27 04:29:17.0

my friend that is sending them from there don't know what do do
Posted on 2014-06-27 04:32:52.0
As long as your pet is entering Barbados from Antigua, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Antigua, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St Lucia or St Vincent, and has all required documentation, there should be no quarantine required for healthy pets. If your pet is entering from another country, it will not be permitted to enter.
Posted on 2014-06-29 17:21:42.0
Michael - pets are not permitted to enter Barbados from the Dominican Republic. You would have to transport them to London and enter that country before going to Barbados.
Posted on 2014-06-29 17:22:52.0

Are there special rules for service dogs? My wife and I will be traveling on cruises in Dcember and January stopping in Barbados and she has a condition that requires her to walk only with the assistance of a service dog which is fully qualified and accredited in the United States.
Posted on 2014-08-18 16:06:28.0
Richard - according to the Ministry of Agriculture, "There are no special exemptions to the import veterinary health requirements for service/assistance dogs. They must satisfy the same import conditions as pets." If you are stopping at any sort of private island, that would be a question for the cruiseline. If you are stopping in Barbados, then it would appear that your wife's dog will need to remain on the ship.
Posted on 2014-08-20 03:21:50.0
This is quite confusing but I'm coming home from Chicago (United States) and he's legible to be a cabin pet, everything he needs is up to date so can he enter from the United States or do I have to go to another country because that seems a bit too excessive if my pet has met all the requirements
Posted on 2014-08-24 22:21:37.0
Nalani - Barbados is a rabies-free island and they only permit pets to enter from the UK, Antigua, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and St Kitts. It is a bit tricky, but what people from the US do is to fly to the UK and enter the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme, then have an agent make the arrangements with a vet and complete the veterinary certificate and import permit. You and your pet can fly out to Barbados the next day. This is the best way to enter Barbados from the US, but it is expensive. If it is something you are interested in doing, find an agent that serves LHR and ask if they have a process in place to accomplish this.
Posted on 2014-08-25 03:54:02.0
I have a friend that lives in Barbados and she mentioned that Barbados will be changing their dog entry requirements in 2015. Could you let me know what changes will be taking place? I am hoping that they make it easier to travel to Barbados from the US with a dog with the proper documentations. Thank-you
Posted on 2014-09-16 15:05:09.0
We are inquiring...
Posted on 2014-09-18 03:03:10.0
Tina - your friend is correct. Changes are coming for pet owners heading to Barbados from the US, Canada and other select countries in 2015. They will be allowed to enter directly from the US and Canada. There will also be some changes in requirements, but they are not confirmed. We will keep our ears open...
Posted on 2014-09-19 01:56:08.0
Can I bring my two cats from Sweden to Barbados?
Posted on 2014-10-24 10:46:34.0
Hello, I would like to bring my husbands pet bird home to canada from Barbados what are the requirements for this?
Posted on 2015-01-06 05:45:54.0
One way to accomplish the transport would be to take Amerijet from Miami. If you need any help with the customs clearance and change of airline in MIA, we do serve that airport and would be happy to assist.
Posted on 2015-01-08 02:53:41.0
Hi Jessica - you will need an import permit from the CFIA in Canada to import your bird. You can find details here:
Posted on 2015-01-08 02:56:14.0
Hello. How about bringing a cat from Honduras? Do you have any idea on costs as well? So now, cats do not have to go through quarantine? Thank you beforehand.
Posted on 2015-01-26 01:02:23.0
Nancy - according to the new regulations, you can bring your cat from Honduras as long as you have met the requirements listed here:
Posted on 2015-01-27 04:24:01.0
No quarantine as long as regs are met.
Posted on 2015-01-27 04:24:24.0
Hi, As per American Airlines, carry-on pets are NOT ALLOWED to/from Hawaii or transatlantic/transpacific destinations or to/from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. So they have to go into the cargo hold. As per Jetblue (I have the emails) Barbados does not allow animals into the county from the US, in the cargo hold. I was so happy to hear the law had changed so I could bring my dog (shih tzu) from NY to live with me in Barbados. Now I cant find a way to get her here. Any assistance or enlightening information will be greatly appreciated.
Posted on 2015-02-03 05:09:08.0
Hi Carolyn - how about AmeriJet out of MIA? We can help transfer your pup in MIA if you need help with that. Email
Posted on 2015-02-05 02:34:15.0
PetTravel Thank you so much, I will look into it
Posted on 2015-02-05 08:39:16.0
Hello my dog (chihuahua ) is originally from turks&caicos but at the moment I travel with him in Romania I have all her papers from Turks &caicos my question is if I need to travel from Romani to Barbados with my dog what kind of papers I need. Thanks a lot
Posted on 2015-03-11 15:43:54.0
Hello Claudiu - when a pet leaves a country and lives in another country, it loses its "status" in the originating country. Luckily, Barbados changed its regulations in January and there is a way for your pet to enter from Romania. You will need to follow the steps listed here including the titer test as Romania is not considered a rabies-free country by Barbados. It is very doable, but you will have to plan in advance.
Posted on 2015-03-12 03:33:20.0
Hi I want to bring a dog and 2 cats from St Vincent to uk via barbados how do I do it and what are the costs thanks
Posted on 2015-04-28 10:05:11.0

Hi I was planning on getting a kitten and puppy from a breeder in the US and wanted to take them to live with me in Barbados. The thing is the puppy will be 8 weeks and the kitten will be 12 weeks. They will be too young to receive a rabies shot and I wanted to know if there was a way to go about it without the rabies shot because i was planning on giving them the shot anyway when they hit that age. They will both be indoor animals until then.
Posted on 2015-06-24 21:28:40.0

I am living in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and will be using Barbados as a travel port to get to and from Canada over the next couple of years. Both Air Canada and West Jet say they will not transport dogs to Barbados. I'm confused as I will not be staying in Barbados, but catching a connecting flight with Liat to go to and from St. Vincent.
Posted on 2015-07-25 13:57:48.0

Jessica - the problem is that, if you are changing airlines in Barbados, you will need to enter the country. Up until sometime last year, pets could not enter Barbados except from a few countries not including Canada. Now, the rules have changed and pets from more countries can enter, but the airlines have not changed their regulations and their aircraft may also not be equipped for live animal transport. Additionally, the requirements are strict; you can find them here:
Posted on 2015-08-05 02:35:00.0

I have a cavalier King Charles spaniel that travels as carry on with American as they don't take snub nosed dogs as manifest cargo. They have to travel as baggage. I noticed a rule saying all pets must arrive as manifested cargo ? What are my options.
Posted on 2015-08-18 03:49:23.0

Gayle - you need to find another airline or fly your pet in a cargo only airline. Where are you flying from? (what city/country)
Posted on 2015-08-24 03:56:10.0

Greetings! Your sight is so helpful, but I still have questions. Just want to be super-duper sure, I get all my ducks in a row. I'm hoping to move from U.S. to Barbados this Fall and want to bring my 50-lb. dog. She and I will travel together, but because of her size, she has to go in cargo. I've read up on all the requirements, but ran across, "pets must arrive as manifest cargo," on this site. How is Manifest Cargo different than Checked Baggage Cargo, when I'll be on the same flight(s), as my dog? Thank you!
Posted on 2015-09-14 01:27:56.0

Hi Jody - when traveling as manifest cargo, you will need to drop it off and pick it up at the cargo facility. It is more expensive than checked baggage. It will travel in the hold and be tracked by the airline.
Posted on 2015-09-16 04:02:34.0

Hi! We would lite to bring our 2 dogs to Barbados. Is there any breed of dog that is banned in Barbados? I can't find any information about that anywere...
Posted on 2015-10-02 21:05:24.0

Hi. I would like to bring a corgi or husky from USA. What will I need to get and is there any cost to what I have to get? If so, around how much? Thanks in advance
Posted on 2015-10-12 01:28:10.0

Jermaine - the requirements here must be met: If you are not traveling with your pets, then you will need to find an airline that flies the entire route to Barbados else you will need an agent to claim and recheck them to another airline. We are based in MIA/FLL if you need any help, you can email us at
Posted on 2015-10-13 03:41:35.0

Suzanna - we cannot find any banned breeds published either. Will try to confirm.
Posted on 2015-10-14 01:11:36.0

I think you can check them as carry on But you may have to sedate.
Posted on 2015-10-30 12:18:22.0

You need to contact the airline.
Posted on 2015-10-30 12:28:51.0

For the record, after the microchip and rabies shot, you must wait 35 days before travel, not 25 days.
Posted on 2015-10-30 19:41:48.0

Thanks for noticing the error. We have made the correction.
Posted on 2015-11-04 03:09:59.0

Living in Montreal, can we bring our Portuguese Waterdog via Toronto to Barbados? what does he need?
Posted on 2015-11-16 20:50:22.0

Jennifer Allen
Posted on 2015-12-01 23:24:06.0

I've been trying to find an airline to bring my dog to barbados also. I just built a home there and can't spend extended time because I can't find an airline that will let me bring my Maltese in cabin since barbados says they must arrive as manifest cargo...has anyone successfully done this from the US? If so what airline. .I've been sick over this
Posted on 2016-03-13 21:12:13.0